What Are Some Facts About Abraham Lincoln?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 11:23:17 PM ET
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, on Feb. 12, 1809. Following a career in politics, which saw him help preserve the union during the Civil War and emancipate the slaves, he died on April 15, 1865, as a result of an assassination.

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